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Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Indiana board issues EIA alert to horse owners

June 10, 2008

Indianapolis - Three horses on a south-central Indiana farm recently tested positive for equine infectious leukemia (EIA), prompting the Indiana State Board of Animal Health to issue an alert.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

New Florida facility will support veterinary-technology program

June 10, 2008

Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida A&M University broke ground May 28 on a new $1.2 million animal health-care facility to support its new veterinary-technology program that begins this fall.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Drug used to treat heart conditions is recalled

June 9, 2008

Morristown, N.J. - Actavis Totowa LLC, a U.S. manufacturing division of the international generic pharmaceutical company Actavis Group, initiated a Class I nationwide recall of Digitek for oral use.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

New canine rabies vaccine could offer longer protection

June 9, 2008

Madison, Wis. - A study is under way at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine to determine how long a new, more potent rabies vaccine protects dogs from the virus.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

MAF offers Web program on canine cancer

June 8, 2008

Denver - Veterinary oncologists from two leading canine cancer research centers, at Colorado State University and Cornell University, participated in a canine cancer exclusive presentation currently offered on the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Web site, www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Kansas State awarded grant to study swine diseases

June 7, 2008

Manhattan, Kan. - Kansas State University researchers committed to solving the problem of swine diseases have been rewarded for their efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the tune of $4.8 million.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

New law could put sedative into hands of animal control workers

June 6, 2008

Baltimore, Md. - A new law will allow animal control facilities to gain access to certain sedatives they need to do their jobs safely and humanely.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

New superbug strain found in humans in U.K.

June 6, 2008

United Kingdom - A variation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus auereus (MRSA) has been found in three humans in the United Kingdom.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

FDA clears reintroduction of ProHeart 6 to the veterinary channel

June 6, 2008

Overland Park, Kan. - ProHeart 6 is back.

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